goose barnacle love

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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of various barnacles of the genus Lapas, having a fleshy stalk that attaches to rocks or floating objects such as ship hulls. Also called gooseneck barnacle.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. any pedunculated barnacle of the genus Anatifa or Lepas; -- called also duck barnacle. See Barnacle, and Cirripedia.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A stalked barnacle, as Lepas anatifera: in allusion to the fable that it gave origin to geese. See barnacle, 2.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. stalked barnacle that attaches to ship bottoms or floating timbers

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